Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code JRNL201
Subject Name Media Reporting and Storytelling 2
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites JRNL101
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Report; Interview Analysis 30% Presentation 20% Artefact/ Resource; Profile Feature 50%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture & 2hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Siobhan McHugh
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Siobhan McHugh
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject emphasises the role of the in-depth interview in storytelling for print, online and audio-visual media. It covers a wide range of interview scenarios, from life story to investigative, on social, historical, cultural, political, scientific and/or environmental themes, with a particular emphasis on developing in-depth interviewing skills. Ethical, behavioural and legal implications when dealing with sensitive topics are also considered. The subject analyses the crafting and editing of the in-depth interview for different media forms, and examines how ancillary research can be interwoven with the interview(s) to develop a compelling narrative. The Profile feature is a major focus.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. identify a good subject for an in-depth interview
2. undertake background research and develop comprehensive interview questions
3. conduct an in-depth interview using appropriate techniques, illustrated in the course
4. display focused listening, empathy and a nuanced ability to probe
5. observe ethical, legal and behavioural constraints
6. review and distil an in-depth interview and identify how it may be used for different media forms
7. craft and collate an interview with other research into a written ‘Profile’ feature

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of recommended texts at the commencement of session.
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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